Boeing lifting build rate of 787 Dreamliner
Oct 27, 2011 | 04:27 PM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Boeing Co. has begun to ramp up the build rate of its 787 Dreamliner as it also looks to start a second assembly line for the new airliner in 2012.
Jim McNerney, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said the Chicago-based aerospace giant has increased production on the 787 to 2.5 per month from two previously.
The planes only final assembly facility is in Everett, Wash., but a second 787 assembly line in North Charleston, S.C.a key component in the companys plan to raise the build rate to 10 per month by the end of 2013is on track to make its first delivery next year, McNerney said during an investors telephone conference call. ....
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